This September get ready for a season of 150 unmissable events celebrating the 42-mile stretch of the River Thames. Read what some of our supporters have to say about Totally Thames and this year's programme...
"I’m delighted to support the Totally Thames festival, throwing a spotlight on the river and its banks. The Thames is at the heart of our city’s heritage, and this festival brings its history to life through a huge variety of free activities, including interactive art, exhibitions, live performances and archaeological tours. It is an incredible celebration, and with something for everyone, it will give all Londoners the opportunity to explore the terrific Thames."
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan
"I am pleased to see that the Totally Thames programme for 2016 includes ambitious, exciting new commissions and international artists as well as Thames Festival favourites. It is fantastic to see the range of artistic, participatory and community activities taking advantage of the whole 42 mile length of the River Thames. The Rivers of the World programme and Kids Choir have gone from strength to strength and support the Arts Council's commitment to providing access to inspirational arts activities for children and young people across the capital."
Joyce Wilson, Director of London, Arts Council England
"Tideway is delighted to continue supporting the Totally Thames festival this year. As we start out work to clean up the Thames, we are also working towards a bigger legacy of reconnecting London with its lifeblood. The River Thames has so many recreational and leisure opportunities to offer, as well as a rich history that deserves to be celebrated. We look forward to a month of events to showcase one of the world's greatest waterways."
Andy Mitchell CBE. Chief Executive Officer, Tideway
"The Thames is the lifeblood of London and this festival shines a light on the role it plays for Londoners - from the new housing along the banks to the iconic bridges that span it and the huge variety of activities that take place upon it. The festival highlights the dynamic culture and creativity that help make London the best city in the world in which to live, work and play."
Baroness Jo Valentine, Chief Executive, London First